60 Years Ago
From The Files Of May 11, 1950
Mrs. William Seburn was pleasantly surprised on Sunday when more than 100 relatives and friends gathered at her home in Thompson Township to help celebrate her 89th birthday.
Frank R. Markley of Swarthmore, a Warfordsburg native, has been elected vice president in charge of marketing by the directors of Sun Oil Co. in Philadelphia.
John H. Reisner, a grandson of the late Jacob B. Reisner of McConnellsburg, has designed an electron microscope which will be of tremendous importance in the fight of diseases, as well as for industrial uses. The new microscope is capable of revealing details of a specimen only 100,000,000th of an inch in size. About 30 years of age and already cited by the government for his work on atomic energy. Dr. Reisner is expected to become one of the country’s top scientists.
Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Edna Space of Amaranth to Raymond A. Benz of North Dakota.
The 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. DeKalb Mellott of Harrisonville is reported in good condition at Chambersburg Hospital, where a pump was used to empty his stomach after he drank a quantity of gasoline on Saturday.
The home and store of Percy Sponsler of Harrisonville was gutted by flames early Monday morning.
Fenton Wilson is back at his home in Buck Valley, recuperating from a recent appendectomy.
Deaths: Mrs. Samuel L.Simpson of Thompson Township.
Nancy Glazier entertained at a shower and luncheon on May 6 in honor of the coming June 3 wedding of Sara Akers of McConnellsburg to Lawrence Garman of Harrisburg.